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Top Taliban commander arrested

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar caught in Karachi


 

Pakistani and U.S. intelligence officials have announced their arrest of the Taliban’s top military commander. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who is outranked only by the Taliban’s founder, Mullah Muhammad Omar, was captured in a joint operation in Karachi last week. The arrest comes as Canada and NATO lead a massive offensive against the Taliban in Afghanistan, and is considered to be a major victory that underscores the Pakistani government’s commitment to fight terrorism. However, the Taliban claims that Baradar is still free, while organizations supporting the terrorist group say he will be easily replaced.

CBC


 
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